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Kentucky - State Membership Report (2020)

Exact definitions of "congregations" and "adherents" vary by religious body. Congregations may be parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or another site where a religious body has regularly scheduled worship services. Adherents generally are members, children who are not members, and others who are not members but are considered participants in the congregation.

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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2,530 904,352 200.71
Catholic Church Catholic Catholic Liturgical Family 300 354,064 78.58
United Methodist Church Mainline Protestant Methodist Family 838 176,747 39.23
Non-denominational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Other Groups Family 575 149,762 33.24
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 338 128,612 28.54
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Restorationists Family 568 51,719 11.48
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America Black Protestant Baptist Family 168 38,306 8.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 80 35,886 7.96
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 230 31,929 7.09
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Restorationists Family 206 29,511 6.55
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 17 27,900 6.19
Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses Adventist Family 117 25,982 5.77
Assemblies of God, General Council of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 165 19,907 4.42
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 123 19,078 4.23
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 157 18,917 4.20
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 34 18,572 4.12
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 181 18,288 4.06
Muslim Estimate Islam Islam Family 41 17,957 3.99
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 68 13,827 3.07
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 123 13,631 3.03
Amish Groups, undifferentiated Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 120 13,013 2.89
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 94 9,327 2.07
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 70 8,974 1.99
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 50 8,743 1.94
Hindu, Traditional Temples Hinduism Hinduism Family 4 5,831 1.29
Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 19 5,388 1.20
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 30 5,107 1.13
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran Family 29 4,775 1.06
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 28 3,794 0.84
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Congregationalists (United Church of Christ) Family 23 3,717 0.82
American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 12 3,548 0.79
Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 12 3,530 0.78
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist Family 24 3,476 0.77
General Association of General Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16 3,390 0.75
Association of Vineyard Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 11 3,350 0.74
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Black Protestant Baptist Family 8 3,022 0.67
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 20 2,986 0.66
Wesleyan Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 42 2,878 0.64
Reform Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 2,668 0.59
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 16 2,497 0.55
Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 5 1,876 0.42
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 18 1,857 0.41
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 7 1,681 0.37
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 1,410 0.31
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 33 1,400 0.31
Conservative Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 3 1,202 0.27
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 3 1,144 0.25
Ethiopian Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 970 0.22
Unitarian Universalist Association Other Christians Liberal Family 8 962 0.21
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 8 896 0.20
Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism Buddhism Family 3 795 0.18
Baha'i Faith Other Other Groups Family 2 775 0.17
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 9 756 0.17
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 1 700 0.16
Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America Black Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 7 682 0.15
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 678 0.15
Hoover Old Order Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 676 0.15
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 4 638 0.14
Nationwide Fellowship Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 6 629 0.14
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 625 0.14
Ambassadors Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 5 601 0.13
Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 3 540 0.12
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Black Protestant Baptist Family 4 532 0.12
Missionary Church, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 9 459 0.10
Sardis Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 16 451 0.10
Orthodox Judaism Judaism Judaism Family 1 450 0.10
Hindu Yoga and Meditation Hinduism 5 414 0.09
Reidenbach Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 384 0.09
Believers in Christ Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 364 0.08
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 361 0.08
Central Baptist Association Ministries Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 358 0.08
Midwest Beachy Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 346 0.08
Eritrean Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 336 0.07
Washington-Franklin Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 3 333 0.07
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 7 331 0.07
Agape Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 307 0.07
Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Association of Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 296 0.07
Orthodox Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 282 0.06
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 273 0.06
Solid Rock Association of Old Time Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 3 265 0.06
Mennonite Christian Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 262 0.06
Orthodox Church in America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 1 260 0.06
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 234 0.05
Friends General Conference Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 198 0.04
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) Family 3 196 0.04
United House of Prayer Black Protestant 1 180 0.04
Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 5 179 0.04
United Catholic Church Catholic Other Groups Family 1 160 0.04
Little Flock Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 160 0.04
Unaffiliated Conservative Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 160 0.04
Church of the Brethren Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 3 131 0.03
Berea Amish Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 129 0.03
Unaffiliated Amish-Mennonite (Conservative) Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 116 0.03
Stauffer Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 113 0.03
Christian Communities Evangelical Protestant 2 104 0.02
Old Wenger Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 1 102 0.02
Free Methodist Church – USA Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 4 102 0.02
Open Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 2 100 0.02
Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism Family 1 80 0.02
Biblical Mennonite Alliance Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 2 65 0.01
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 47 0.01
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 2 46 0.01
Original Virginia Conference Old Order Mennonite Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 45 0.01
Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2 40 0.01
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant Other Groups Family 1 31 0.01
United Reformed Churches in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1 23 0.01
Northern New Salem Association of Old Regular Baptists. Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1 16 0.00
Mennonite Church, USA Evangelical Protestant Mennonite/Amish Family 1 12 0.00
Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 0 1 0.00
General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day) Evangelical Protestant Adventist Family 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) Latter-day Saints Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 1
Berean Fellowship of Churches Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Christadelphians Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Anglican Province of America Mainline Protestant 1
Anglican Church in America Mainline Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
United Episcopal Church of North America Mainline Protestant 1
Episcopal Missionary Church Mainline Protestant 1
Orthodox Anglican Church Mainline Protestant 2
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Grace Communion International Evangelical Protestant 5
United Church of God Other Christians Adventist Family 6
North American Baptist Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 2
Reformed Episcopal Church Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
American Sikh Council Other Other Groups Family 2
Church of the Living God (Christian Workers for Fellowship) Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. [Lewis Dominion] Black Protestant Pentecostal Family 2
Anglican Catholic Church Other Christians Anglican/Episcopal Family 1
Christian Congregation in North America Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Kentucky Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant 27
Reformed Baptist Network Evangelical Protestant 1
Sovereign Grace Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
The Church of God Evangelical Protestant 11
The Local Churches Evangelical Protestant 2
Bible Methodist Connection of Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
Every Nation Evangelical Protestant 1
Chabad Judaism Judaism 4
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist Family 5
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Anglican/Episcopal Family 17
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 3
Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 2
Brethren in Christ Church Evangelical Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 7
Unity Churches, Association of Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 63
Church of God, Mountain Assembly, Inc. Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 32
Churches of Christ in Christian Union Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 5
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) Family 3
Congregational Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 2
Evangelical Congregational Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 1
Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 14
Evangelical Methodist Church Evangelical Protestant Methodist Family 2
Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1981) Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 5
Grace Gospel Fellowship Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 1
Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Mainline Protestant Friends/Brethren Family 6
International Fellowship of Bible Churches Evangelical Protestant Holiness Family 1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 7
Jain Other Other Groups Family 1
American Association of Lutheran Churches Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
New Apostolic Church USA Other Christians Other Groups Family 2
North American Lutheran Church Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Family 1
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian/Reformed Family 1
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 19
Pentecostal Fire-Baptized Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 1
Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) Evangelical Protestant Independent Fundamentalist Family 4
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist Family 1
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal Family 101
           

Religious Traditions (1980 - 2020), Percent of Population


The population of this state was 4,505,836 in 2020. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (2,226,288) included 49.4% of the total population in 2020. The adherence rate is the number of adherents of a given group per 1,000 people in the general population.

Note that data collection methods for religious bodies change over time, affecting the comparability of statistics. For further information, see the U.S. Religion Census website at https://www.usreligioncensus.org/.

The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155.

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